Sunday, January 23, 2011

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Ellet

Chop milk chocolate candy-making discs, Hershey bars
or use Nestle Chocolate Chunks 
Once upon a time I sold Airbake aluminum insulated cookie sheets in Kaufman's (now Macy's). I would bring a batch of this cookie dough, set up a toaster oven and begin baking. Within minutes I would have people standing around waiting to try a cookie. Many times customers would ask me for the recipe, which I had memorized, but started bringing copies to hand out. I sold a lot of Airbake too!

1-1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4  cup sugar
1-1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup milk chocolate candy, chopped or a bag of Nestle Chocolate Chunks

Cream together brown sugar, sugar and shortening with mixer. This step will coat the sugar granules with shortening so the wet ingredients won't dissolve the sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla, mix until creamy.  In small bowl, mix all dry ingredients together, then add to creamed mixture gradually just until flour disappears.  Don't over mix. Add chocolate chips and nuts, and milk chocolate. Mix gently.
Place heaping spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.  We use aluminum air-bake sheets or use parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. Let set for 2 minutes on sheet before removing to cool on paper towels or cooling rack. Makes 6-7 dozen.

Warning: These cookies wont last long so store some in a ziplock bag and hide it in the freezer for yourself when you're really desperate!
You'll never go back to your old recipe. Promise!